It’s Useful to Have a Duck by Isol (HB with slipcase $15)
A boy finds a duck and discovers he can be used in many different ways, as a hat, as a nose, even as a bath plug. Then the same story is retold from the duck’s point of view and as a hat he can see the view, as a nose he pretends to be a gargoyle and as a bath plug he sleeps. The unusual concertina format makes this little book interesting as well as cuter than cute.
For a great present idea, match with this cute duck pen that quacks! $6.50
Septimus Heap #5: Syren by Angie Sage (HB $28)
The fifth installment in this terrifically successful series has just dropped. The series follows Septimus on his adventures after he is stranded on a beautiful but strange island and encounters darke spells and other magykal goings-on.
For a limited time only, receive a free eco-bag when you purchase Syren.
Keith Richards can really play guitar. As it turns out, he also has quite a way with words. What Would Keith Richards Do? by Jessica Pallington West (PB $20) is filled with quotes and insights from the rock ‘n’ roll survivor. With chapters like Keithism: The twenty-six ten commandments of Keith Richards, and Prophetwear: Urban guru fashion & style, and even a recipe for his mum’s shepherd’s pie (apparently the only thing Keith could eat 365 days of the year) this book is funny, interesting and actually rather brilliant. Perhaps best of all is Keith’s insight on friendship – “Mick’s rock. I’m roll.” A truly top present for rock fans and music lovers.
For an ideal gift, match with these animal ear buds so the receiver can listen to The Stones as well as learn from one of them! $19.95